In Love and War

Release date:1958

  • Monterey
  • Monterey Peninsula
  • Pebble Beach


Robert Wagner, Bradford Dilman, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Sheree North and Dana Winter; 20th Century Fox; $2 million budget; drama about three young Marines' adventures in love and war; the story was based on Monterey author Anton Myrer's second novel, "The Big War;" filmed entirely on the Monterey Peninsula, including Fisherman's Wharf, the Ghost Tree on the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and the Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach; Ted Balestreri, then a freshman at Monterey Peninsula College and now co-owner of the Sardine Factory on Cannery Row in Monterey and other restaurants, had a bit part, a speaking role in three scenes, as Hunter's younger brother on a fishing boat; local extras in the film included Brenda Buerger (daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Newton Buerger of Pebble Beach who was a stand in for Miss Lang), Tom Coble, Ken Greene, Gregorio Cueto and Jill Livingston (then the 4-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Livingstone of Carmel; Jill's twin sister might also have been in the film).